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Old 07-17-2014, 07:23 AM
 
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We are going to Flagstaff the first of December for a week, and are planning to visit the major National Parks in the area, including Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches, plus a trip to Sedona and Tombstone.

Are there any must-see places besides the parks, or any other parks instead of the parks listed?
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:49 AM
 
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Lowell Observatory is worth an evening.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Watch the weather reports! It does snow that time of year in Flagstaff and northern AZ, Grand Canyon.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:46 AM
 
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Oh yes, my husband lived there for many years so we are aware of the weather. In fact, the timeshare in which we are staying, used to be the apartment complex where he lived!
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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If your traveling all the way south to Tombstone, consider visiring Bisbee, especially if you like artsy small towns. And the mine tour is Bisbee is quite good. The scenery in Sedona is spectacular, but the to2n itself is commercialized. Some shops will be closed, but traffic will be minimal (that's the good news).

In Tucson, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is wonderful!!! It's a combination of botanical garden and a zoo. https://www.desertmuseum.org/

We were underwhelmed by Tombstone. Not worth the long drive south unless you're a fan of faux wild wikd west towns and touristy stuff.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Winslow crater to see the crater and whistle the Eagles song ("standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona...."), Drive out to the 4 corners and pretend you are in a John Wayne movie, a little farther is the truly impressive Mesa Verde over in Colorado.

However, seems you have a busy schedule for a week, so I am not sure you can fit it all in, and when you start talking as far as Tombstone or Mesa Verde you start thinking Las Vegas, etc. Just not enough time for it all. Also be aware that in the high country of Flagstaff - winter starts extremely early (edit - OK I see the warning is understood from your 3rd post).
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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The Tombstone thing is a must-see for us. We are both big fans of Doc Holliday and the Earps. In fact, 12 years ago, we got married outside of Vegas (Bonnie Springs Ranch) and our entire wedding was planned around the movie Tombstone. So we (okay, I) am considering changing into our wedding attire there and having a photographer do a shoot.

If you think that's cheesy you should have heard our vows: Him: I'll be your huckleberry. Me: I'll be a daisy cause I do.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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If you think that's cheesy you should have heard our vows: Him: I'll be your huckleberry.
haha, how romantic. I rewatched the Kurt Russel version of the Tombstone movie and that's the phrase that Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday mockingly used on the bad guy before he shot him down.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:56 AM
 
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haha, how romantic. I rewatched the Kurt Russel version of the Tombstone movie and that's the phrase that Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday mockingly used on the bad guy before he shot him down.
And the daisy reference is from when Doc Holliday is held up and Morgan Earp shoots the attacker.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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The Tombstone thing is a must-see for us. We are both big fans of Doc Holliday and the Earps. In fact, 12 years ago, we got married outside of Vegas (Bonnie Springs Ranch) and our entire wedding was planned around the movie Tombstone. So we (okay, I) am considering changing into our wedding attire there and having a photographer do a shoot.

If you think that's cheesy you should have heard our vows: Him: I'll be your huckleberry. Me: I'll be a daisy cause I do.
Now THAT'S cute. AND a great reason to go to Tombstone! Enjoy.
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